Supraspinatus tendon tear

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Shoulder pain and restricted movement for last 6 weeks after recent sports activity (bowling at cricket match).

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is probably a tiny acromial spur in AP oblique (True AP) standing view of the right shoulder.

Ultrasound

There is a full-thickness fluid defect replacing the supraspinatus tendon with a length of about 20 mm. The rest of the cuff tendons are intact.

There is no significant fatty infiltration or volume loss of supraspinatus muscle belly.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with a supraspinatus tendon tear.

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